2018 PEAK EDCORA Cabernet Sauvignon
96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc
Showcasing the spectacular concentration and complexity of Edcora Vineyard and the distinctive terroir of Atlas Peak, this wine offers remarkable depth and richness, with aromas of sun-drenched blackberry, briarberry, espresso, dark chocolate, cedar, and graphite. On the palate, the wine’s powerful presence is framed by firm, mouth-filling tannins and an age-worthy structure that underscores the opulent dark berry and spice flavors.
2018 Vintage Notes
The 2018 growing season began with abundant winter rains that replenished the soils, followed by ideal temperate weather throughout spring and summer. With cooler-than-normal temperatures through September and no significant heat events, the grapes were able to ripen gradually and develop perfect physiological ripeness, complex flavors and a favorable balance between sugar and natural acidity.
“The wines show a beautiful sense of freshness and purity, and at times can have an almost Bordeaux-like character in their tannins, acids, and textures.
2018 Acumen PEAK Edcora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Coming from Atlas Peak, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon PEAK Edcora is cut from the same cloth yet has a more rounded, expansive mouthfeel as well as slightly more present, chewy tannins, which can be common from the Atlas Peak region of the valley. Blackcurrants, graphite, crushed stone, and earthy notes all define the bouquet. This full-bodied effort will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and should keep for two decades.” 93+Points: Outstanding wines. These wines are outstanding for their type and are worth the extra effort to seek out.
.- Jeb Dunnuck, January 2021
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Acumen PEAK Edcora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon needs a little coaxing to reveal subtle scents of baked black plums, stewed cherries, mulberries and crème de cassis with suggestions of mocha, star anise, garrigue, and sautéed herbs. The full-bodied palate is completely packed with black fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.” 93 Points: An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines. - Lisa Perrotti- Brown, November 2020
“Roasted espresso, plum purée, and graphite on the nose. The palate is spry and energetic with a good balance of red and black fruits. A coarse tannin structure leads to a long, dusty finish, stitching together a solid example of the Atlas Peak AVA.” 92 Points: Highly recommended. - Matthew Luczy, December 2020
“Stewed blackberry, clove, pine cone, and grilled pepper on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Juicy finish.”
91 Points: Outstanding. - James Suckling, December 2020
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